The same buddy I keep mentioning who helped me think up all of these ideas was at one time a cook, and actually is right now.
He makes some good money as a cook. They work very hard for their earnings, but it’s decent money.
I’ve known cooks for their own restaurants who really made good money, and like my buddy, he is a cook for a franchise chain and makes decent money still.
If you have a skill in cooking and can manage a lot of details very quickly without making a lot of mistakes, you may have a career in cooking, or at least make some good weekend money.
Just remember, cooks work so hard for their money. Please be kind and remember to tip and be thankful for your delicious food they prepare!
Other Cooking Ideas
You can cook for a restaurant, or even be a server. I had a friend in college who only served on the weekends in an upscale Japanese restaurant and would easily bring in two hundred dollars a night, three nights in a row on the weekend. It was ridiculous how much money he made working 24 hours a week.
You could also open up your own bakery or cupcake shop.
We know a woman who owns a cupcake shop. She opens whenever she wants to and just posts the hours on the Facebook page. It’s incredible. I’m sure she works hard baking all of those cupcakes, but she essentially works whenever she wants.
Additional Cooking Ideas
If you are really a good cook, you can do gourmet cooking at an upscale restaurant. You can cater weddings and events. You can teach cooking. You can write cookbooks.
You can start a cooking blog. I have a friend that started a recipe blog with her sisters. In just a few years it became pretty popular. They have been on TV, host cooking demos and have even published their own cookbook.
You can sell cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. I have two friends that sell birthday/wedding cakes out of their homes. They sell mostly to family and friends, but it makes some nice extra income.
There are so many cooking ideas that you can run with that can make you some nice money at the end of the week.